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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Friedrich Hildebrand   28 July [1875]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 28

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter. I am sorry to say that I cannot help you with maize seed, as it does so badly here that few people cultivate it.2 I have read of constant vars in N. Italy & I should think that Delpino3 could send you what you want. I am very glad you approve of my book.4

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


Apologises that he cannot supply any maize seed.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10098F,” accessed on 7 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23